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Color Codes

Beyond Synchronet's own Ctrl-A codes for colors, there is support in Synchronet for a number of other color/attribute code formats which may be used in messages and text files. Support for these extra color/attribute code formats may be individually enabled or disabled in SCFG→Message Options→Extra Attribute Codes:

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║                            Message Options                           ║
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║ │Local Time Zone                  PST                                ║
║ │Maximum Retry Time               30 seconds                         ║
║ │Maximum QWK Messages             10000                              ║
║ │Maximum QWK Message Age          Unlimited                          ║
║ │Pre-pack QWK Requirements                                           ║
║ │Purge E-mail by Age              Disabled                           ║
║ │Purge Deleted E-mail             Daily                              ║
║ │Duplicate E-mail Checking        Disabled ╔═══════════════════════╗ ║
║ │Allow Anonymous E-mail           No       ║ Extra Attribute Codes ║ ║
║ │Allow Quoting in E-mail          Yes      ╠═══════════════════════╣ ║
║ │Allow Uploads in E-mail          Yes      ║ │WWIV            Yes  ║ ║
║ │Allow Forwarding to NetMail      Yes      ║ │PCBoard         Yes  ║ ║
║ │Kill Read E-mail                 No       ║ │Wildcat         Yes  ║ ║
║ │Receive E-mail by Real Name      Yes      ║ │Celerity        No   ║ ║
║ │Include Signatures in E-mail     Yes      ║ │Renegade        No   ║ ║
║ │Users Can View Deleted Messages  No       ╚═══════════════════════╝ ║
║ │Extra Attribute Codes...                                            ║
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WWIV Format

Synchronet optionally supports color/attribute codes which are native to WWIV BBS software. These codes consist of a Control-C (ASCII 3) character followed by a single decimal digit (0 through 7):

Code Color
0 Normal
1 High Intensity Cyan
2 High Intensity Yellow
3 Normal Magenta
4 High Intensity White with Blue Background
5 Normal Green
6 High Intensity Blinking Red
7 High Intensity Blue
8 Low Intensity Blue
9 Low Intensity Cyan

Celerity Format

Synchronet optionally supports color/attribute codes which are native to Celerity BBS software. These codes consist of a pipe symbol (|) followed by a single alphabetic letter (case sensitive):

Code Color (foreground)
k Normal Black
b Normal Blue
g Normal Green
c Normal Cyan
r Normal Red
m Normal Magenta
y Brown
w Normal White
d High Intensity Black
B High Intensity Blue
G High Intensity Green
C High Intensity Cyan
R High Intensity Red
M High Intensity Magenta
Y Yellow
W High Intensity White
S Swap foreground and background

Example: “|b|S|W” would set the current color to high intensity white on a blue background.

Note: Due to conflicting escape sequences (namely, the pipe character), Celerity color/atribute codes are not supported when using RIP terminal mode.

Renegade/Telegard Format

Synchronet optionally supports color/attribute codes which are native to Renegade BBS software. These codes consist of a pipe symbol (|) followed by a two digit decimal number (00-23):

Code Color
00 Normal Black
01 Normal Blue
02 Normal Green
03 Normal Cyan
04 Normal Red
05 Normal Magenta
06 Brown
07 Normal White
08 High Intensity Black
09 High Intensity Blue
10 High Intensity Green
11 High Intensity Cyan
12 High Intensity Red
13 High Intensity Magenta
14 Yellow
15 High Intensity White
16 Background Black
17 Background Blue
18 Background Green
19 Background Cyan
20 Background Red
21 Background Magenta
22 Background Brown
23 Background White

Example: “|15|17” would set the current color to high intensity white on a blue background.

Note: Due to conflicting escape sequences (namely, the pipe character), Renegade color/attribute codes are not supported when using RIP terminal mode.

PCBoard / Wildcat Format

Two of the color/attribute code formats which Synchronet optionally supports (PCBoard and Wildcat!) use similar, yet cryptic, methods of displaying colors. The PCBoard method uses the format “@X<Background><Foreground>”, and Wildcat! uses the format “@<Background><Foreground>@”. The following is a list of the Background and Foreground choices available:

<Background> Color Attribute <Foreground> Color Attribute
0 Black Normal 0 Black Normal
1 Blue Normal 1 Blue Normal
2 Green Normal 2 Green Normal
3 Cyan Normal 3 Cyan Normal
4 Red Normal 4 Red Normal
5 Magenta Normal 5 Magenta Normal
6 Brown Normal 6 Brown Normal
7 White Normal 7 White Normal
8 Black Blinking Foreground 8 Black High Intensity
9 Blue Blinking Foreground 9 Blue High Intensity
A Green Blinking Foreground A Green High Intensity
B Cyan Blinking Foreground B Cyan High Intensity
C Red Blinking Foreground C Red High Intensity
D Magenta Blinking Foreground D Magenta High Intensity
E Brown Blinking Foreground E Yellow High Intensity
F White Blinking Foreground F White High Intensity

Example: “@1F@” in Wildcat! format and “@X1F” in PCBoard format would set the current color to high intensity white on a blue background.

Note

The “Blinking Foreground” attribute may be displayed as a “High Intensity Background” attribute in some terminals. This terminal mode is sometimes referred to as “ICE color” mode and may be enabled and subsequently disabled in SyncTERM with specific ANSI terminal escape sequences.

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